Matija Solce (SLO)

Being Don Quichotte ausverkauft

Sunday, March 15, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
16+ years
Duration: 60 minutes

two-men one-puppet show The tragicomedy is starting with the poor puppeteer, which lives without stage, without lights and has to make his way through life with only one marionette. Interfered by the manager, which only wants to build a commercial hit, the simple traditional puppet show escalates into physical theatre, commedia dell’arte and surrealistic scenes, in which the stage spreads all over the place and the audience becomes actively involved. And after the puppet cut her strings off, after puppeteer loses his job, after the public leaves the disastrous show… the new ideas start growing again.

Actors: Tines Spik or Filip Sebsajevic and Matija Solce
Directors: Vida Cerkvenik Bren, Matija Solce
Author: Matija Solce
Puppet and scenery design: Mitja Ritmanic
Music: Matija Solce

About the group:

Born 2.6.1981 in Slovenia. Musician, puppeteer, actor and director as well as puppetry proffesor, festival organiser and activist, Matija Solce, finished doctour studies on Alternative Theatre and Puppetry at the Prague theatre academy (DAMU), on the theme of “The musical perspective of puppet theatre”. In his works he closely connects music and theatre, and therefore his concerts often turn into interactive theatre performances, or his puppet shows become musical compositions. With his accordion and suitcase full of puppets he travelled the globe, experiencing venues as extreme as prisons, ashrams, people's bedrooms or big halls of international festivals. So far he was awarded over 20 times.